Prolactin - Serum

Prolactin - Serum

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Prolactin - Serum test is used to measure the levels of prolactin hormone in the body. This hormone regulates the breast milk production in pregnant and nursing women and is used to evaluate endocrine disorders which cause infertility in women.

This Test Includes

Prolactin - Serum

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Prolactin - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

Your doctor would advise a prolactin test for the following conditions
If there is milk production in an non pregnant woman.
To evaluate case of PCOS, infertility, menstrual irregularities in women
To evaluate case of erectile dysfunction in men
In cases of persistent headaches, visual disturbances etc

What is this test

Prolactin - Serum  test measures the levels of the hormone Prolactin in blood. In women, this test is ordered to investigate unexplained flow of breast milk, abnormal nipple discharge, menstrual irregularities or infertility while in men it helps in diagnosing cause of decreased libido or infertility.